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NPQ for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

The NPQ for Senior Leadership is designed for teachers and leaders who hold, or aspire to hold, whole-school leadership responsibilities.

NPQs at the National Institute of Teaching are school-led: our organisation was founded by four leading Multi-Academy Trusts, and our programmes are designed and delivered with a focus on the realities of schools. Because teachers’ time is precious, our programmes are respectful of your time, and designed to have immediate impact on the pupils and colleagues in your school, as well as the colleagues and children you will work with in the future.

Who is the NPQ for Senior Leadership for?

This NPQ is for school leaders who are or are aspiring to be senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities.

What does the programme include?

The key sections of the qualification are as follows:

  • School Culture
  • Teaching 
  • Curriculum and Assessment 
  • Behaviour 
  • Additional and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 
  • Professional Development 
  • Organisational Management 
  • Implementation 
  • Working in Partnership
  • Governance and Accountability

Download the full specification NPQ for Senior Leadership here

This course will be a highly practical blended programme with opportunities to reflect on best practice and hear from excellent leaders who deliver in these areas both locally and nationally.

When does the programme start?

October 2024

Funding

Funding update for Autumn 2024:

It has now been confirmed that funding for this NPQ will be available for those teachers and leaders who work in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities. Specifically, schools with the highest 50% of pupil premium pupils will be eligible to receive this funding.

If your school is not eligible for funding, the course cost is £950.

We are expecting more details from the DfE in the summer on the practical arrangements on how funding will work, and will update this page as soon as we have this. In the meantime you can find the DfE messaging here.

Find out more

To find out more about the NPQ in Senior Leadership with the National Institute of Teaching please visit their website:

NPQ in Senior Leadership with NIoT

Why Windsor Academy Trust?

99 pass rate for npqs

99% Pass Rate

99% pass rate for National Professional Qualifications.

outstanding reputation

Outstanding Reputation

We have an outstanding reputation for delivering best practice programmes that make a real difference.

a trusted partner

A Trusted Partner

We are a trusted partner working with sector-leading partners to support schools and trusts.

outstanding reputationNational Institute of Teaching (NIoT)

Our lead provider, the National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) programmes are designed by teachers and leaders who understand the joys and pressures of school life. We work in collaboration with schools across the country, ensuring that our findings benefit all schools, teachers and leaders.